Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Peter Gilchrist Does Some Last Minute House Cleaning and Fires Long Term Lead ADA

Monday afternoon District Attorney Peter Gilchrist fired long time Mecklenburg County prosecutor Marsha Goodenow.

Goodenow, who ran the lead on several high profile murder trials including the recent Demetrius Montgomery case has not commented publicly nor has Mr. Gilcrest.

Nothing of substance in this morning's "Local Paper" but word is there was a major disagreement/discovery about the aspects of a certain case, and that left Gilcrest no choice but to remove her from the DA's office.

It will be interesting to hear from District Attorney elect Andrew Murray today.

Mr. Gilchrist's emailed memo to staff is here.


Anonymous said...

This is unbeleivable!! DA Goodenow is one of the best DA's in the country and hasn't lost a case that I know of! If it wasn't for her Montgomery would have walked! To blame her is ridiculous! She is definatley not the one who needs to be fired.....we should be giving her a raise. If the new DA has any sense at all he will beg her to come back. Unreal!

Anonymous said...

Clearly "personal" on Gilchrist's part. He is on his way out. As long as he was there he wanted the best. Now that he is gone....he gets rid of the best...so obvious it is laughable. I hear they are throwing a celebration party over at the jail! Congratulations all you criminals.....you're chances just got a whole lot better.

Anonymous said...

Good riddance to that arrogant bitch. She has treated officers like crap for years. Let her go represent some of the scum she has failed to prosecute.

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:30....is that you Fant?lol

Anonymous said...

TO ANON: November 23, 2010 2:30 PM

So I take it you are one of those officers who was let go for tampering with evidence or throwing it away?

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised no one's mentioned the possibility of the Observer filing a motion in court to have the reason for Ms. Goodenow's termination released under the new public records law just like they did in the Marcus Jackson case. After all she was a public employee paid for with taxpayer's money. Now wouldn't that be a twist of fate?

Anonymous said...

she is an awful human being

nobody will miss her